Umzumbe, a blue flag beach
Umzumbe beach, also known as Pumula Beach, is located near Port Shepstone and has been described as a ‘hidden treasure’, ‘breathtakingly beautiful’, ‘relaxing’ and the ‘ultimate family beach’. Those descriptions hold true! Umzumbe Beach is a must-visit blue flag beach, with its clean waters, experienced lifeguards and clean beaches, it is a perfect choice for a prime beach getaway!
The wonderous and lush coastal vegetation stretches along vast, empty dunes on the beach, perfect for views of the ocean and sunrises or sunsets! There is a tidal pool available too, perfect for little ones who have not quite grasped swimming yet and want to snorkel in the sheltered shallows. Many families visit Umzumbe Beach, it is one of the least crowded beaches offering great amenities!
Visitors can enjoy all sorts of fun and adventurous activities on the beach itself, feeling the need to cast your fishing rods? Umzumbe offers fishing experiences on the beach where anybody can try their luck and catch a few fish!
The beach is known for the various bird species that can be seen when spending the day there, all sorts of sounds and colours. Umzumbe beach is the perfect place to unwind and sunbathe on the soft beach sand, whilst listening to the waves and bird life.
There is a local surfing school in the area known as the Umzumbe Surf Camp, for those wishing to have an exciting surfing experience in Umzumbe’s waters! Surfing is a fun and adventurous activity that can be enjoyed by all, Umzumbe wants you to have the full beach experience!
Between June and December, visitors should keep an eye on the ocean waters during the whale migration season, rather excitingly, this year, there have been early sightings of Humpback whales from April. Visitors can view them easily from Umzumbe Beach, and for an elevated view, climb some dunes!
When travelling to Umzumbe Beach, you are travelling to paradise, free from the noise and the hustle and bustle of city life.
For those who would like to explore the surrounds of Umzumbe Beach, pay a visit to the Ntelezi Msani Heritage Centre, about a 20-minute drive from the beach, lies this cultural gem! Still situated in the Umzumbe area, the Ntelezi Msani Heritage Centre is a popular attraction where visitors can learn all about the origins, arts and crafts, health and wellness, and even combat styles of the Zulu Kingdom! This is the perfect experience for history fanatics or any visitors that are curious about the origins of the Zulu Kingdom and its rulers.
When travelling along the KZN South Coast, during all your beach adventures and explorations, put Umzumbe Beach on your list, for a unique, quiet beach experience! Umzumbe looks forward to meeting you.